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Old 08-31-2010, 9:08 PM
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Default My Leica meets BYF 43, 44, Garand, and Enfield

Decided to play with my Leica C-Lux 3 today...

First up is my Grandfather's bring-back, a byf 43 Kar 98k. His squad came across a crate full of unissued Mausers, and they divided them up. This is the one he came home with. I do not know what happened to the original stock. The only stock I ever saw on it was a walnut stock which he sporterized (like so many others did) and then used as his hunting rifle. That stock fell apart the first time I shot it after inheriting it. The stock on it now is correct for a byf 43, and so it appears as he would have found it. Metal is all-matching.

Up next is a byf 44 which my wife's grandfather owned. I cleaned it up as described in this thread. Still waiting for father in law to find the floorplate / follower assembly.

My H&R Service grade M1 Garand from the CMP. Muzzle and throat wear measured at 1.

And my hunting rifle, a 1913 SMLE I bought from Century. Was all-matching, but stock was beat up so I've replaced it (still have original set). Dead-on at 75 yards, which is all I need for where I hunt (on step-dad's property in Missouri).

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Old 09-01-2010, 3:46 AM
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Nice guns and lovely pics -
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:10 AM
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Nice rifles and I like how you did the pictures too.
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Old 09-01-2010, 1:12 PM
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Good guns with good pics!
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Old 09-04-2010, 2:50 PM
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Nice photos you have of your wood pile.
All kidding aside, it's a very nice collection of some of the best rifles of the last 100 years. Hang on to them and keep them safe, (from rust and sticky fingers).

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Old 09-19-2010, 9:25 PM
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Okay, so give us your technique on shooting the photos.

BTW, lovely rifles too!
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Old 10-03-2010, 1:56 PM
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very nice rifles and pics. what technique did you use to get them to appear "suspended" in mid air?
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Old 10-03-2010, 11:18 PM
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Those are some handsome weapons.

Certainly better than the beater Mauser I have.

(I ain't complaining, because I got it for free).
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